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January & February  2009, 23(1&2): 541-560. doi: 10.3934/dcds.2009.23.541

## On the connection formulas of the third Painlevé transcendent

 1 Department of Mathematics, City University of Hong Kong, Kowloon, Hong Kong 2 Department of Mathematics, City University of Hong Kong, Tat Chee Avenue, Kowloon, Hong Kong

Received  November 2007 Revised  February 2008 Published  September 2008

We consider the connection problem for the sine-Gordon PIII equation $u_{x x}+\frac{1}{x}u_{x}+\sin u=0,$ which is the most commonly studied case among all general third Painlevé transcendents. The connection formulas are derived by the method of "uniform asymptotics" proposed by Bassom, Clarkson, Law and McLeod (Arch. Rat. Mech. Anal., 1998).
Citation: Roderick S. C. Wong, H. Y. Zhang. On the connection formulas of the third Painlevé transcendent. Discrete & Continuous Dynamical Systems - A, 2009, 23 (1&2) : 541-560. doi: 10.3934/dcds.2009.23.541
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